Bike accidents usually leave the injured victim with severe injuries, psychological distress, and long-lasting aches and pains that significantly impact their day to day life for years to come. Whether the bike accident that you were involved in was minor or extreme, you deserve to be represented by an experienced Toledo bicycle accident attorney who will pursue every dollar that the negligent party owes. And while it might be referred to as an accident, make no mistake in realizing that this situation was entirely avoidable if the driver had simply been paying attention, slowed down, or given you the right of way like they should have.
Don’t hesitate to contact the compassionate lawyers at Groth & Associates today for help. We are eager to assist you throughout each step of the way.
U.S. ROADWAYS ARE DANGEROUS FOR CYCLISTS
Over 1,000 bicyclists were killed last year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which is an impressively dark number when taken into consideration that only 0.6 percent of commutes are by bike, according to the Census. Hundreds of thousands of other bicyclists are severely injured by negligent drivers. There are many contributing factors to this problem; poor infrastructure, high speed limits, and laws that do not give bicyclists equal rights to the road all help to create this lethal situation. However, it is important to remember that every driver has a personal responsibility to drive in a safe and prudent manner, and to look out for all other road users and user types when they get behind the wheel of a potentially deadly two tons of steel, glass, and rubber. Drivers may attempt to blame their careless or reckless actions on another, the bicyclist, or state that the bicyclist simply “came out of nowhere.” However, this does not exonerate them from fault.
Ensuring that the Driver is Held Responsible, Even if they Falsely Claim Otherwise
Unfortunately, if you were severely injured, you may not have been present on the scene during the police interview that helps to create the official traffic accident report. We will make sure that your account is taken, if not in the official police report, but in the claim against the negligent party’s insurance company, or in the form of a personal injury lawsuit if necessary. Drivers often attempt to get out of their responsibility for compensation or points on their driver’s license. We stop at nothing to hold them accountable, and to ensure that you are significantly compensated for your considerable damages.
WHAT CAN I BE COMPENSATED FOR?
Compensation, whether it is in the form of a settlement of lawsuit award, can be attributed to the following types of damages during a bike versus car crash:
- Medical bills;
- Future medical expenditures, such as reconstruction or scar reduction surgeries;
- Pain and suffering;
- Loss of joy of life;
- Emotional or psychological damage;
- Lost earning capacity;
- Lost wages;
- Property damage.
THE NEGLIGENT PARTY’S ASSETS & INSURANCE POLICY
It is important to remember that during any personal injury claim or lawsuit, you are working with the negligent party’s assets when it comes to compensation funds available. This usually entails their insurance policy, though it sometimes can include their personal assets such as the value of their vehicles or home. What this means is that if your injuries are “worth” $870,000 but their insurance policy only covers $100,000 in bodily injury damages, you will most likely not be able to collect more than that. Our attorneys pursue every possible angle, however, and will look at other involved parties, use aggressive negotiation to go outside of the policy’s limits, and take the negligent party to court if necessary in order to increase your compensation. We invite you to schedule a free consultation with one of our Toledo motorcycle accident lawyers today at the law offices of Groth & Associates today.
Reach Out to a Bicycle Attorney in Toledo Today for Professional Legal Assistance
If you were hit by a car or truck, or were forced off the road and injured, you should be demanding financial compensation from the party that is responsible. The compassionate Toledo bicycle accident attorneys of Groth & Associates are here to help you in your pursuit for justice and the financial resources to pay for your significant damages and help set you up for a better financial future.